Taylor Swift Passes RIAA 100 Million Songs Certification
Taylor Swift just added another milestone to her already formidable resume: the pop megastar has officially been certified for moving 100 million song units.
The news comes from the Record Industry Association of America, which delivered the sought-after certification via a congratulatory tweet.
The association's top tally chart currently lists Swift at 101 million certified units, just under Rihanna, who has moved 118.5 million certified units to date. Swift's coveted tally beats out rumored rival Katy Perry (88 million) and Justin Bieber (63 million), and about doubles counts from Kanye West (50.5 million) and Drake (45 million).
Still, the RIAA certification is hardly the first major statitstical accomplishment for Swift: When it was released in 2014, her fifth studio album 1989 made the fastest climb to 5 million equivalent units than any other album since Usher's 2004 Confessions. And the following year, Swift became the only act to have landed more than one album with more than 50 weeks in the Billboard top 10 (with both 1989 and Fearless).